Sunday, October 20, 2019

Netball World Cup Liverpool 2019

Congratulations to England Netball for hosting a fabulous World Cup and also for winning bronze at the event. For the first time in 16 years New Zealand won the gold medal in a breathtaking final against the favourites Australia who were pushed into second place by one goal.

The 2018/2019 season

League News

At the finals of Israel Netball's 10th league season, we had the pleasure of watching a cracker of game between Jerusalem Mercaz and Tel Aviv! Jerusalem were leading by 3-4 goals at the end of the first three quarters, but Tel Aviv came back with renewed energy in the final quarter scoring 13 goals to Jerusalem's 8 to snatch the gold medal!

Ra'anana's young team took an early lead in the match against Givat Washington (who were missing several of their key players) and went on to win the bronze medal with a score of 59-26. 

Roni Schneid (Kfar Etzion) was awarded Most Improved Player, Racheli Komar Aziz (Roni's coach) received the Sportsmanship award and Rhiannon Humphreys (Tel Aviv) received the MVP award.

Looking forward to our 11th season.....

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June 2019

NE Open Challenge 2019

For the fourth consecutive year our national team participated in the Netball Europe Open Challenge that took place for the first time in the Isle of Man over the weekend of 9-12 May.

We played our first match of the tournament on Israel's 71st Independence Day against the Emirates and later that day against the host country. On Friday the 10th we came up against Ireland and Gibraltar and on Sunday the 12th against Cayman Islands. In the last match our opponents were the UK Armed Forces who were the overall winners of the tournament.

In the match against Ireland, who in the past have been gold medal winners, we held them to 11-12 in the first quarter, a phenomenal achievement! Although we did not win any of our matches, Coach Shan Berman and our girls made us all proud and we were complimented by everyone on the huge improvement in our play.

All 21 matches were LIVESTREAMED so you can still see all the action on NE YouTube!

May 2019

Netball Training Camp in London

Israel Netball announced a new collaboration with Nat Kantor's Netball Club in North London and together with Maccabi GB helped organise a 4-day netball training camp that took place over the weekend of 7-11 February. This was the first time a trip like this had been offered and was an amazing opportunity for our young netballers to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, improve their netball skills and meet other Jewish netball players.

The girls were hosted by local families and on the Friday were warmly welcomed at the prestigious Jewish Free School where they were coached and later played against teams from several different classes. On Saturday evening they were taken to watch a Superleague match at the Copper Box and now they know what level they should aspire to! From 10.30 on Sunday morning until about 3.30 in the afternoon they played against several of Nat's teams and for the first hour or so experienced what it's like to play on a cold and wet outdoor court in winter! Luckily they were able to move inside afterwards. There is no question that they learned a lot and it was a pleasure to watch the improvement in their play. 

Thanks to Nat, Jess, Neil, Robyn, Carol and especially to our young coaches Nomi Komar, Keren Gordon and Ilanit Lieberman for making this happen.

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